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Re-socializing Rebellion - A workshop about unmasking extremists and violent political projects, as well as the societies in which they emerge

  • Datum: 2017-11-17 kl 10:15 12:00
  • Plats: Engelska parken ENG 16-2044
  • Föreläsare: Staffan Löfving, Karlstad University; Roland Kostic, Uppsala University; Heléne Lööw, Uppsala University; Oscar Jansson, Uppsala University
  • Arrangör: Conflict & Method
  • Kontaktperson: Oscar Jansson
  • Telefon: 018-471 71 53
  • Seminarium

Join us in exploring the ways in which we manage to de-socialize violent political projects by routinely relating to terrorism and extremism as something external or anomalous to our societies, as well as the possibilities and risks we face if we dare to understand our societies through the violent projects they engender.

Re-socializing Rebellion

The Conflict & Method Research Node arranges a workshop about unmasking extremists and violent political projects, as well as the societies in which they emerge

Often, we hear friends and neighbours of recently identified terrorists say something very particular – “I would never have suspected him”.  Do we conclude that the identified terrorist was particularly devious, or do we dare to ponder the implications of the fact that seemingly ordinary persons take recourse to political violence?

Join us in exploring the ways in which we manage to de-socialize violent political projects by routinely relating to terrorism and extremism as something external or anomalous to our societies, as well as the possibilities and risks we face if we dare to understand our societies through the violent projects they engender.  Can we seriously remove the masks from extremists and discover their ordinariness, without also looking beneath the surface of our society and discover something extreme about it?

We begin our workshop with four short presentations, which in different ways address the possibility of looking beyond fetishized symbols of violent political projects.

Staffan Löfving, Karlstad University: Desocialization and other Ways of Reading Rebellion in Guatemala                                                   

Roland Kostic, Uppsala University: “People in Arms": Guerrilla Tradition and Total Defence as Ideological Fetish                                  

Heléne Lööw, Uppsala University: Now you see them - now you don´t: National socialists and white supremacists in the public space

Oscar Jansson, Uppsala University: “What struck was that so many of them were kids from my school”: A re-socializing experience of the guerrilla in Colombia                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                    

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